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What is a ‘life of luxury’ now?

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Luxury as a concept

Luxury, as a concept, seems inherently rooted in materialism. It involves the owning of beautiful, often superfluous things.

In a world where natural resources are declining, and over-consumption is harming our environment, it may be possible to move towards a more...

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Today's luxury is about rediscovering an immaterial dimension - time, space, and experiences.

Time and travel, which seem very precious today, were pivotal in the evolution of luxury. Since Antiquity, contact with other nations fuelled a desire for rare and exotic items.

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  • In 18th-Century France, a taste for luxurious objects blended with the idea of the art of living. The rise in the power of individualism and new forms of artistry made French elites enjoy the creation of pleasing living environments.

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There is a shift from ownership to only using things that have personal value. You will have nice, well-made objects around you to enhance the things which are important to you, such as a beautiful set of crockery for someone who loves cooking for friends.

In a de...

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